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Table 1 Socioeconomic information of households with children less than –two years of age (n = 367) in Hadaleala District, Afar Region, Northeast Ethiopia, May, 2015

From: Child feeding practices and diarrheal disease among children less than two years of age of the nomadic people in Hadaleala District, Afar Region, Northeast Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Number of children less than two years of age in the house
 One 212 57.8
 Two 141 38.4
 Three 14 3.8
Age of children (months)
  < 6 113 30.8
 6–11 96 26.2
 12–24 158 43.1
Sex of children
 Male 194 52.9
 Female 173 47.1
Age of mothers (years)
 15–24 126 34.3
 25–34 182 49.6
  ≥ 35 59 16.1
Marital status of mothers
 Currently married 360 98.1
 Not currently married 7 1.9
Educational status of mothers
 No formal education 321 87.5
 Formal education 46 12.5
Family size
  ≥ 5 220 59.9
  < 5 147 40.1
Economic status of households
 Poor 258 70.3
 Medium 109 29.7